|Post:||Reader in Education (Education, Doctoral School)|
|Location:||Essex House Eh 123|
|International:||+44 1273 877144|
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Qualifications and position
- MA (Oxon), PGCE (West Midlands), D Phil (Sussex)
- Reader in Education
- John has experience of teaching at primary, secondary and further education as well as at University level. His work is mainly concerned with the interface the pedagogic and the social in different educational contexts.
- External examiner Sheffield University Doctor of Education (Caribbean) Programme
- Member of British Education Research Association (formerly SIG convenor); American Education Research Association (formerly SIG Secretary); British Association for International and Comparative Education; Comparative and International Education Society (US).
- Editorial Board member Teaching in Higher Education.
- Research methods; Education and social theory; Educational Assessment; Pedagogy; Equity issues in education; Education in Lower Income Countries
- Equity in educational settings;Educational Assessment; Professional Development; Teaching and learning in intercultural and multicultural settings; Educational Governance; Literacies.
Reader in Education
Director of Doctoral Studies in the School of Education and Social Work
Acting Director of the Sussex ESRC Doctoral Training Centre.
Recent and ongoing research
- Pedagogy, teaching practice, curriculum and teacher education in developing countries (Department for International Development)
- Interventions to improve the teaching of untrained and undertyrained teachers in low income countries (AusAID).
- Teacher Preparation and Continuing Professional Development in Africa (funded by the Hewlett Foundation)
- Understandings of Education in an African Village (Department for International Development)
- Formative Assessment in Higher Education (EU - Internet Based Assessment)
- Intercultural learning (Sasakawa Foundation)
- Development Education and Global Learning in UK and Ghana (Video Education Trust)
Orr, David, Westbrook, Jo, Pryor, John, Durrani, Naureen, Sebba, Judy and Adu-Yeboah , Christine (2013) What are the impacts and cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve performance of untrained and under-trained teachers in the classroom in developing countries? Technical Report. University of London, London.
Pryor, John, Akyeampong, Albert and Westbrook, Jo (2012) Rethinking teacher preparation and professional development in Africa: an analysis of the curriculum of teacher education in the teaching of early reading and mathematics. Curriculum Journal, 23 (4). pp. 409-502. ISSN 0958-5176
Akyeampong, Albert, Lussier, Kattie, Pryor, John and Westbrook, Jo (2012) Improving teaching and learning of basic maths and reading in Africa: does teacher preparation count? International Journal of Educational Development, 33 (3). pp. 272-282. ISSN 0738-0593
Crossouard, Barbara and Pryor, John (2012) How Theory Matters: Formative Assessment Theory and Practices and their Different Relations to Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 31 (3). pp. 251-263. ISSN 0039-3746
Akyeampong, Kwame, Pryor, John, Westbrook, Jo and Lussier, Kattie (2011) Teacher Preparation and Continuing Professional Development in Africa: Learning To Teach Early Reading and Maths. Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, Brighton.
Pryor, John (2011) Pedagogies of in/equity: Formative assessment/Assessment for Learning. In: Bildungsungleichheit revisited? Studies in Education and Human Development/Studien zur Schul- und Bildungsforschung , 2 . VS Verlag Wiesbaden, pp. 145-160. ISBN 978-3-531-16672-8
Pryor, John and Crossouard, Barbara (2010) Challenging Formative Assessment: Disciplinary Spaces and Identities. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35 (3). pp. 265-276. ISSN 0260-2938
Pryor, John (2010) Constructing Research questions: focus, methodology and theorisation. In: The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion: Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences. Companions for PhD and DPhil Research . Routledge, Oxon & NY, pp. 161-171. ISBN 978-0-415-48411-4
Pryor, John (2010) Book Review: "Analysing teaching-learning interactions in higher education: accounting for structure and agency" by Paul Ashwin, 2009. British Educational Research Journal, 36 (1). pp. 171-172. ISSN 0141-1926
Pryor, John, Kuupole, Alfredina, Kutor, Nicholas, Dunne, Mairead and Abu-Yeboah, Christine (2009) Exploring the Fault Lines of Cross-cultural Collaborative Research,. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39 (6). pp. 769-782. ISSN 0305-7925
Pryor, John (2009) Developing thinking about the possibilities of formative assessment. Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji, 9. pp. 56-68. ISSN 1734-1582
Torrance, H and Pryor, John (2009) The social construction of success and failure in classroom assessment in England. Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji, 9. pp. 19-34. ISSN 1734-1582
Crossouard, Barbara and Pryor, John (2009) Using email for formative assessment with professional doctorate students. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 34 (4). pp. 377-388. ISSN 0260-2938
Pryor, John (2009) Conceptualizing Formative Assessment in Higher Education - disciplinary spaces and identities. In: ESRC Seminar Series: Reimagining the University, July 2009, University of Sussex, Brighton.
Pryor, John (2009) History, Geography and Social Studies: making sense of the learning self. In: Exploring Selfhood: Finding Ourselves, Finding Our Stories in Life Narratives. Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace. ISBN 9780955478512
Shiohata, Mariko and Pryor, John (2008) Literacy and vocational learning: a process of becoming. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 38 (2). pp. 189-203. ISSN 0305-7925
Pryor, John and Crossouard, Barbara (2008) A socio-cultural theorization of formative assessment. Oxford Review of Education, 34 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0305-4985
Crossouard, Barbara and Pryor, John (2008) Becoming researchers: A sociocultural perspective on assessment, learning and the construction of identity in a professional doctorate. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 16 (3). pp. 221-237. ISSN 1468-1366
Akyeampong, Albert, Pryor, John and Ampiah, Joseph Ghartey (2006) A vision of successful schooling: Ghanaian teachers' understanding of learning, teaching and assessment. Comparative Education, 42 (2). pp. 155-176. ISSN 0305-0068
Pryor, John, Ampiah, JG, Kutor, N and Boadu, K (2005) Student councils in Ghana and the formation of the liberal democratic citizen. In: Forefronts of Research. Information Age Publishing, pp. 65-86. ISBN 1593113269
Dunne, Mairead, Pryor, John and Yates, Paul (2005) Becoming A Researcher: a reseach companion for the social sciences. Open University Press. ISBN 9780335213955
Pryor, John (2005) Can community participation mobilise social capital for improvement of rural schooling? A case study from Ghana. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 35 (2). pp. 193-203. ISSN 0305-7925
Pryor, John (2003) Bourdieu's concept of field: toward a dynamic analysis of schooling. In: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting:- Accountability for Educational Quality: Shared Responsibility, IL, Chicago.
Pryor, John and Ampiah, Joseph Ghartey (2003) Understandings of education in an African village: the impact of information and communication technologies (ethnographic study). Educational papers . Department for International Development. ISBN 1-86192-570-0
Torrance, Harry and Pryor, John (2003) Classroom Assessment and the Language of Teaching and Learning. In: Language Literacy and Education: A Reader. Trentham Books, pp. 25-34. ISBN 9781858562889
Pryor, John and Lubisi, Cassius (2002) Reconceptualising educational assessment in South Africa - testing times for teachers. International Journal of Educational Development, 22 (6). pp. 673-686. ISSN 0738-0593
Torrance, Harry and Pryor, John (2001) Developing formative assessment in the classroom: Using action research to explore and modify theory. British Educational Research Journal, 27 (5). pp. 615-631. ISSN 0141-1926
Pryor, John (2001) Questions of power and the power of questions. In: Living (and teaching) in an unjust world: new perspectives on multicultural education. Heinemann. ISBN 9780325003818
Pryor, John and Akwesi, Christian (1998) Assessment in Ghana and England: putting reform to the test of practice. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 28 (3). 263 - 275. ISSN 0305-7925
Pryor, John and Torrance, Harry (1998) Investigating Formative Assessment: teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom. Open University Press, Maidenhead. ISBN 9780335197347
Pryor, John and Torrance, Harry (1998) Formative assessment in the classroom where psychological theory meets social practice. Social Psychology of Education, 2 (2). 151 - 176. ISSN 1381-2890
Pryor, John and Torrance, Harry (1997) Making sense of formative assessment. International Studies in Educational Administration, 25 (2). 115 - 125. ISSN 1324-1702
Pryor, John and Torrance, Harry (1996) Teacher-pupil interaction in formative assessment: Assessing the work or protecting the child? Curriculum Journal, 7 (2). 205 - 226. ISSN 0958-5176